Get ready for a new comedy this new year with A Haunted House. Marlon Wayans, famous for the hilarious films: Scary Movie franchise, White Chicks and Norbit will star in this upcoming movie. A Haunted House is a comedy spoof of the found-footage movies, Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside. The movie stars Marlon Wayans as Malcom, Essence Atkins as Keisha and Nick Swardson. A Haunted House is directed by Michael Tiddes and is scheduled to be released on January 11th 2012. Check out the latest interview below:
“Marlon Wayans On A Haunted House
With his found-footage horror-comedy, A Haunted House, scheduled to hit theaters on January 11, 2013, I had the opportunity to chat briefly with star and co-writer Marlon Wayans about that project, covering as much ground as I could, given how little information we currently have about it.
Marlon was chatty and forthcoming, which is always good for the interviewer, and I tried to capture the heart of his responses in the transcription below.
And of course, given his long-time attachment to the Richard Pryor film that Chris Rock was producing, which seems to have stalled, I naturally had to ask him about its status.
For those just joining us, directed by Mike Tiddes from a script penned by Wayans and Rick Alvarez, the official synopsis for A Haunted House reads:
In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A HAUNTED HOUSE features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.
Open Road Films will release the movie (which co-stars Essence Atkins and Cedric The Entertainer) in the USA, starting on January 11, 2013.
Without further ado, here’s a summary of our conversation:
- On how the idea came to him:
First of all I’m a big fan of found-footage movies and how they’ve totally influenced the way we make and see movies. This idea jumped into my lap; it just hit me. I was watching I think it was Paranormal Activity 2 and I thought, wow, I can see how to make this movie as a comedy. But I want to make it clear that it’s not a parody. It’s more of a send-up than a parody. That’s a genre I was schooled and raised in; but I wanted to do a real movie, a real experience, but a comedy. So there are parody moments in it – but basically this is pretty much like one of those found-footage films but with a black couple. So the reactions are different; the experience is different. There are still all the scares; but the joke is in how we respond to the scares. And what happens to the relationship between this couple, because of the ghosts haunting their house, and all the paranormal stuff that happens. That’s where the jokes are. So what I really love about the movie, is it’s just a really funny comedy that goes wrong, but is grounded in reality. I’d call it a horror comedy. Not a parody.”
The rest of the interview can be found at Indiewire.com
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